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Recent Articles from the Thought Leadership Blog
Assessing What Matters Most
As an executive coach and organizational consultant, I am often confronted with the use of the term Assessments. When I was a corporate executive I used assessments to benchmark and scorecard my business, to hire the “right” ...Read More...
The Power of Multi-rater Assessments (360’s) in Professional Development
Multi-rater assessments (aka “360’s” because they survey in a 360 degree scan around a participant) provide powerful advantage as organizations seek to amplify the development experience for their leaders and other key individuals. ...Read More...
Winning Strategies to Retain Top Talent
There is no greater issue facing organizations today and in the coming years than retention of top talent. Although critical to organizational success, few are taking the steps necessary to ensure they are developing and retaining ...Read More...
The Power of Storytelling in Leadership
Fresh out of college and attending orientation for my first job, the closing session was led by one of the company’s experienced life insurance agents. He sat simply on a stool in the front of the room, no handouts or PowerPoints, ...Read More...
Leading a Multi-Generational Workplace
For the first time in history, four generations are working side by side. Although different values, experiences, styles, and activities may sometimes create misunderstandings and frustrations, organizations that choose to develop ...Read More...
Is Employee Development Really Important?
Ask that question to 100 enlightened business leaders and nearly all of them will respond with a resounding “yes, of course it is”. The supporting evidence is immense – American businesses spent $170 Billion in 2013 on Leadership ...Read More...
Over a hundred years ago, Thomas Edison warned that “vision without execution is hallucination.” It was true then and it’s true now. Implementing strategy and driving change is hard and that’s why it often fails. Rather ...Read More...
Critical Conversations for New Leaders
Leaders who are new to a leadership role, new to the company, or recently promoted to a role of greater scope or complexity face significant challenges. Research shows that roughly 50% of newly hired executives quit or are fired ...Read More...
Twitter for a Job Search – Part 3
The first two parts of this three-part series on using Twitter in a Job Search provided guidance on how to set up a Twitter profile, and shared tips on who you should “Follow” on Twitter and how to increase your “Followers”. ...Read More...
Twitter for a Job Search – Part 2
In Part 1 of this 3-part series on using Twitter in a Job Search, we focused on how to set up a Twitter profile. Now that your profile is up and running, this second installment provides advice on who you should “Follow” ...Read More...